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College Station, Texas Thursday, February 22, 1968
Spring Sports
Basketball Scoreboard
West Virginia 87, Pitt 76.
St. Francis, Pa. 97, Westmin-
Pan American 114, University ster, Pa. 96.
of Corpus Christi 79.
Vermont 86, St. Michael’s 85.
Louisville 86, Drake 80.
Niagara 99, University of Buf
falo 82.
Toledo 95, Western Michigan
Bowdoin 100, Maine 95, ot.
Villanova 77, Duquesne 76, two
Phila, Texile 86, Juniata 75.
New Mexico St. 68, Texas-El
Paso 63.
Waco Meet Opens Season
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Placement Office
Coach Charlie Thomas’ Aggie
track team has its first full squad
meet of the year Friday in Waco
against pre-season conference
favorite Baylor.
Field events of the meet will
begin at 2:30 with the running
portion scheduled for a 3 p.m.
THERE WILL be two heats in
almost all of the events. The
first will count toward the team
point totals while the second will
not count and will pit the squads’
freshmen and inexperienced
trackmen against each other.
Thomas looks at the meet as a
real challenge and with great re
spect for the depth of the Baylor
“They are the conference fav
orite along with Rice and are
really loaded with just great
depth,” the Aggie coach said.
“THEY HAVE the potential to
win a first in each event.”
Thomas has yet to form a defi
nite opinion on the possible for
tunes of the Aggie trackmen for
the season.
“We’ve been looking pretty good
but its too early to tell for sure,”
he said.
“I feel like we will have a pret
ty good team but we have to have
some freshmen come through for
THE AGGIE track coach ex
plained that it was never possible
to tell about freshmen for sure
because of the big jump from
high school to Southwest Con
ference competition.
“We have four boys who
jumped 6-5 in high school, for ex
ample, but Baylor has one who
did 6-10,” Thomas said.
Among the members of the
team that got off to a good in
dividual start in the Fort Worth
Indoor Meet two weeks ago are
shot putter Ronny Lightfoot and
hurdler Jack Abbott.
Abbott placed third in the 60
yard hurdles in the meet while
Lightfoot, a 6-3, 245 pound sopho
more, placed fifth in the shot with
a toss of 56-8.
STEVE O’NEAL will also run
the hurdles for the Aggies against
Baylor while George Resley will
join Lightfoot in the shot.
Rocky Woods, John Taylor and
Kim Sutton will compete in the
high jump in Waco while O’Neal
and Lannie Noel are entered in
the broadjump and Mark Black
will throw the javelin.
Running the 440 hurdles Friday
will be Deward Strong, Richard
Ball and Curtis Mills while John
Heffner will run the three mile
and Willy Rodriquez will compete
will compete in the 880.
TOM CILIO will run the 100
yard dash for the Aggie and Mike
Boyd and David Dalton will com
pete in the 440.
The Aggies will host their first
meet of the season March 1 with
Rice and Texas providing the
The Aggie golf team of Coach
Henry Ransom is currently prac
ticing for their first match of the
year March 1-2. The match will
be the Fort Worth Recreation
Meet which will pit the Aggies
against Texas Christian Uni
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Tuxedo Renta
Brocades or Regular
Rented On 24 Hour Notice
Black Ties and Scarves For The Corps
Consol-Conroe Tilt
Slated For Delmar
This 6-6 center will be one
of the Texas Christian play
ers the Aggies will have to
stop Saturday afternoon at
Fort Worth. The Fort Worth
junior is one of the SWC’s
top rebounders.
Garden Games
May Set Mark
NEW YORK (^>)—The way the
ticket sales are going for the big
fistic doubleheader on March 4,
the new Madison Square Garden
appears on the way to a record
indoor gate for a fight show.
“There’s a lot of interest and
the sales are going awfully well,”
said Harry Markson, the Garden’s
director of boxing, of the card
featuring middleweights Emile
Griffith and Nino Benvenuti and
undefeated heavyweights Joe Fra
zier and Buster Mathis.
In one breath Markson men
tioned a projected gate of $600,-
000 to $700,000 and in the next
he said, “Don’t pin me down on
The indoor record is $511,000
for the third Floyd Patterson-
Ingemar Johansson heavyweight
title fight at Convention Hall in
Miami Beach, March 13, 1961.
Delmar Field House in Houston
has been selected as the site of
the district 10 AAA playoff game
Friday at 7:30 between A&M Con
solidated and Conroe.
Both teams finished district
play with 11-1 marks to force the
playoff. In head-to-head competi
tion between the two schools they
also split. Consolidated won the
first meeting in College Station
60-50 while Conroe won the last
game in Conroe 56-55.
CONSOLIDATED finished the
regular season with a 31-2 record
while Conroe had a 30-2 mark.
Besides their losses to each other
Consolidated was defeated by
AAA power Austin McCallum and
Conroe lost to 12 AAA champion
Clear Creek.
Tickets for the game will be a
dollar for adults and fifty cents
for students and will be on sale
at Consolidated High School and
at the Delmar ticket offi?e the
night of the game.
Coach Jack Churchill says that
getting his Consolidated team
“up” for the contest should pose
no problem.
“The boys ought to be mentally
ready for Conroe if they are for
anyone,” Churchill said.
“AS A MATTER of fact we
might have been thinking of them
the last couple of weeks. I
know we are ready now.”
District 10 AAA is in practi
cally the same situation today as
it was a year ago when Consoli
dated and Conroe also tied for the
top spot.
Conroe won the coin flip last
season and became the home team
while picking Huntsville as the
game site. Conroe went on to win
the championship with a 48-42
overtime win.
Consolidated became the home
team by virtue of the flip this
time and picked the Houston
CHURCHILL said that Conroe
is a real solid ball club with real
Sport Shorts
DETROIT —The Detroit
Pistons indefinitely suspended
center Joe Strawder Wednesday
after he missed a flight with the
club for a game in New York.
The club said it was the third
time in recent weeks that the 6-
foot-10 Strawder had missed a
flight and that he had missed
several practice sessions without
valid reason.
Strawder, the club said, missed
a plane taking the Pistons to New
York for Tuesday’s game against
Chicago, which Detroit lost 124-
121 in overtime.
tional Collegiate Athletic Associ
ation announced five more teams
Wednesday for its college divi
sion basketball tournament next
They were Philadelphia Textile
17-3, Cheney, Pa. State 17-4,
Assumption of Worcester, Mass.,
12-3, Bridgeport, Conn., 16-5,
and American International of
Springfield, Mass., 17-4.
rookie star who missed two Na
tional Basketball Association
games because of flu, is expected
to rejoin the club Saturday night
when it plays Chicago at Madison
Square Garden, a club spokesman
said Wednesday.
MIAMI <•#*>—Tom Phoebus, the
American League rookie pitcher
of the year in 1967, signed his
1968 contract with the Baltimore
Orioles Wednesday.
Phoebus, who logged a 14-9
record last year and led the Ori
ole pitching staff in victories,
reportedly accepted an offer of
$17,000, which would be a 50 per
cent raise.
LONDON 0*P)—British tennis
officials again defied the Inter
national Lawn Tennis Federation
Wednesday and repeated their
determination to go ahead with
open tournaments.
The British Lawn Tennis As
sociation rejected a report on
amateurism by the ILTF.
Derek Hardwick, chairman of
the LTA, said the federation’s
plan for authorized, or semi-
professional, players is “the quin
tessence of hypocrisy.”
The ILTF prepared its report
in a bid to solve the dilemma
that has arisen from Britain’s
open plans.
PARIS UP)—Jean-Claude Killy,
Marielle Goitschel and Annie
Famose, French skiing stars, have
been named Knights of the Legion
of Honor, the French cabinet said
John Bach, after 18 years of
basketball coaching at Fordham
University, will take over as
Penn State’s head basketball
coach this spring.
His appointment to succeed
John Egli was announced Wed
nesday by Penn State Athletic
Director Ernest B. McCoy.
Egli, 45, announced several
weeks ago he was asking to be
relieved of his coaching duties
after 14 years in the post. His
teams won 186 and lost 133.
Bach, 43, has a career record
of 258 victories to 192 losses.
NEW YORK 0P»—Bobby Du-
hon, Tulane quarterback and No.
2 draft choice, has been signed,
the New York Giants of the Na
tional Football League said
LOS ANGELES 0P>—Russia’s
touring seven-member track and
field squad will extend its U. S.
visit a week and compete in the
Cleveland Knights of Columbus
Games March 1.
Hilmer Lodge, national chair
man of the Amateur Athletic
Union’s track committee, said
Wednesday the Russians wanted
to get an extra week’s training
in California for the European
Indoor Championships at Madrid
March 9-10.
good coaching. He cited their
win over Houston Memorial, a
team which has won their AAAA
district the past five years, as an
example of Conroe’s strength.
“They run a Buna offense with
double post and will put the ball
in the air,” is how the Consoli
dated coach describes his oppon
“M i k e Whatley and Leslie
Moses are real good outside
shooters for Conroe and Benja
min Sayles, at 6-5, and Billy
Purswell are especially dangerous
Consolidated has relied on the
effort of 6-9 Ennis Watson, 6-3
Jan Dozier, James Nichols, David
Terral and Howard Terrell to get
to the playoff.
IN THE SEASON’S first meet
ing between the two schools, Con
solidated edged away in the sec
ond half to register the win.
The teams were tied at 14-14 at
the end of the first quarter and at
26-26 at the half. Churchill’s
cagers pulled away to a 45-38
lead at the end of the third
Watson and Nichols paced Con
solidated with 21 and 16 points
respectively in the contest while
Whatley had 15 for Conroe.
Consolidated pulled away early
in the teams’ second battle only to
lose in the final seconds. They
jumped to a quick 20-9 first quar
ter lead which was reduced to 30-
28 at halftime and 41-39 at the
end of the third quarter.
NICHOLS AND Watson once
again paced Consolidated’s efforts
in that contest with 16 and 22
points respectively while Whatley
again led the Conroe scoring with
The similarities in the two
teams are striking from the fact
that both have “Tigers” as a
team name to the tradition of
winning each school has built up
over the past few years.
“Both teams play basically the
same type game and we each have
senior ball clubs,” is how the Con
solidated coach compares the
The winner of the playoff will
advance to bi-district where they
will take on 9 AAA champion
Silsbee. Silsbee, also the Tigers,
raced through their district with
an undefeated 12-0 slate.
CONSOLIDATED ended their
regular season Tuesday night in
La Grange with a 70-44 rout of
the host team.
“I think we played a fair
game,” Churchill said of the
Tuesday contest.
“We didn’t hit our free throws
very well, only 12 of 23, but we
did a good job of hustling.”
Consolidated jumped to a quick
16-9 lead in the opening eight min
utes and increased the margin to
32-19 at the halftime break. La
Grange trailed 49-29 by the end
of the third quarter.
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